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      April Supporter Giveaway   04/01/2019

        "If you look the right way you can see that the whole world is a garden."   In honour of spring, the April giveaway is a print of this wonderful quote from The Secret Garden (thanks, once again to www.thestorygift.co.uk) along with a Secret Garden tea (Victoria Sponge flavoured!) from the  Literary Tea Company! (You can find them both at their own website theliteraryteacompany.co.uk and at their etsy store www.etsy.com/uk/shop/LiteraryTeaCompany ).   As always, patreon supporters will be entered automatically and if you don't support but want to be included in this month's giveaway you can join the patreon here: www.patreon.com/bookclubforum A winner will be chosen at random on the last day of the month!

Chrissy

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  1. My reading mojo has pretty much fizzled out completely of late. I was unwell for about 10 days and reading became a chore, and I haven't managed to get back to it properly yet. The next couple of months are going to be very busy, so hopefully my escape route via reading will return soon. I have bought a book on the Bayuex Tapestry. We were lucky enough to see the Tapestry a couple of years ago, and whenever I have seen books about it since then I have been quietly buying them - there aren't as many as I would hve imagined. This one was published in 1945.
  2. Giveaways - Have Your Say

    I can go along with most of what @vodkafan has said. Action figures of authors? Characters maybe, authors? not so sure - Sorry Jane A! I'm happy for the giveaways to be open to all on a regular basis, but perhaps with supporter only ones on occasions. Just to make us feel special. Random giveaways over monthly ones would be great - which ever works best for you! The giveaways so far have been lovely, and aside from events tickets I would agree that anything bookish or writing 'ish is fab.
  3. FACT N FICTION

    I'm a big fan of Val McDermid too. Have you ever seen her being interviewed? She is such a lovely person, and fiercely intelligent!
  4. Your Book Activity - March 2019

    I finished my (re) reading of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series, and his Heroes of Olympus series. A fun and action filled romp through Greek and Roman myths and legends. Now I am struggling to settle on my next read, Dan Brown's Origin. I can usually fly through his books, as they don't take any work to read, but I am finding the same old style a liitle grating this time around. I may leave it for the time being and find something a little more engaging.
  5. Is a male protagonist an absolute essential? If not I can recommend SM Reine's series of books, starting with her Descent series. The series interlink with her later / other series and cover a wide range of the supernatural and demonic. A range of romances and couplings and lots of epic battling. Great stuff!
  6. Hello Esby. I'm afraid I haven't read any Sarah Winman either. A useful site to try is Literature Map. It should give you a few ideas for authors with a similar style / demographic etc. I have found it useful on occasion, although the site has also baffled me with some of its suggestions . Hope you find a new author to enjoy.
  7. I have been enjoying a re read of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackosn series. Fast paced, action packed Greek myth goodness! Just the kind of reading I was looking for following my Passage Trilogy read. My only slight problem is that I am anticipating a "Whatever shall I read now?" moment once I am done. There are worse problems to have.
  8. Andrea's reading in 2019

    The book is gorgeous. I hope you enjoy it.
  9. Chrissy's Reading 2019

    The three books are so different from each other, but I felt they worked as a trio. I really look forward to reading your thoughts on the second book.
  10. A new Blog for me I think. I have no plans for my reading aside from enjoying it, so I will do no more than I have in previous years; a numbered list, and the occasional review. All are welcome to drop by. For earlier Blogs of mine ~ 2011 2012 & 2013 2014 2015 2016, 2017 & 2018 2019 The Passage by Justin Cronin (listing for mental continuity!) 1) The Twelve by Justin Cronin 2) The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin 3) Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan 4) Percy Jackson & The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan 5) Percy Jackson & The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan 6) Percy Jackson & The Battle of The Labyrinth by Rick Riordan 7) Percy Jackson & The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
  11. Chrissy's Reading 2019

    3), 4), 5), 6) & 7) ~ Percy Jackson & The Olympians series I meandered around my book shelves, and meandered through my collections on my kindle (we are talking many, many books!) and could I find something to read? My book hangover (Thank you for the new and highly appropriate term @Athena ) from The Passage trilogy sent my reading decision making off kilter. I had tried a book or two, but nothing was grabbing me, so I went for a fun fave. Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series is a fast and fun read. PERFECT! I am ploughing my way through them, and enjoying every minute!
  12. The Last Film You Saw - 2019

    On the re read, I can see that!
  13. Books That Make You Hungry

    Harry Potter makes me crave old fashioned food - treacle tart or lemon sherbert sweets for example. And butterbeer? That sounds delicious, and I have seen recipes for making your own. I used to find the James Patterson Alex Cross series also made me hungry at times, especially when any food made by Nana Mama (Alex Cross' Grandmother) was mentioned. I recall Twilight made me want to have mushroom ravioli / tortellini, but I cannot remember whether that was from the book or film.
  14. The Last Film You Saw - 2019

    Did you enjoy it Raven? Can't quite tell.
  15. Reading mojo, reading mojo. Wherefore art thou, reading mojo? You read a long ol' trilogy and have a blast. You pick up a book (kindle) written by two authors you love, and what happens? I cannot get into Good Omens, so have put that to one side. Now I am just looking at all the many many books on my kindle and trying to find even a gentle, short re read of something just to keep my mojo embers glowing. *Big sigh*
  16. What's the weather like?

    Sums up the weather around the South East nicely!
  17. I haven't yet muggle not. It is still a tad pricey for the kindle on the UK site. When the price shuffles down, it will be bought.
  18. An interesting interview. Thank you Hayley. I would definitely enjoy further interviews.
  19. Andrea's reading in 2019

    Congratulations Andrea! What a lovely booky way to kick the year off!
  20. What's the weather like?

    A beautiful day here today - bright, with a blue sky. Chilly though, a definite windchill factor.
  21. What's the weather like?

    Chilly and drizzly rain. Grey skies, generally quite bleurgh.
  22. What's for Dinner?

    Just had a shop bought microwavable spaghetti carbonara. It was better then I had anticipated! I shall return to proper cooking and eating tomorrow!
  23. I have started reading Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman. Enjoying it so far. Confession time - despite being a big fan of both authors, and despite owning both the physical and e book version - I have NEVER read this book! Not sure how this has happened (or rather, not), but I am making up for it now.
  24. What's the weather like?

    Oh that? It wasn't the howling that bothered them so much as the naked jig I did afterwards. It feels both liberating and bracing in a sharp frost! And I've always loved the colour blue!
  25. What's the weather like?

    A beautiful start to the day. I was outside at around 5 am to catch the Super Wolf Blood Moon (I LOVE the name of it!). Very cold but very pretty day here in the South East. It was minus 5.5 c when I went out first thing, and even now with the lovely sunshine, there are parts of the garden that are still frosted. Brrrrr!
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